WHAT IS LEED
True to its commitment to green building designs, RFT works very closely with several agencies in promoting awareness and implementation of green building design principles. One such agency is the USBGC (United States Green Building Council).
LEED is the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system, developed by the USGBC to provide a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction.
Since its inception in 1998, LEED has grown to encompass more than 14,000 projects in no fewer than 40 countries worldwide covering in excess of 100 million square meters of development area.
The hallmark of LEED is that it is an open and transparent process where the technical criteria proposed by the LEED committees are publicly reviewed for approval by the more than 10,000 membership organizations that currently constitute the USGBC.
LEED accreditation is based on a point system that rates the project in question, with points issued in 6 categories, ranging from materials and resources, to site sustainability through to innovation in design.